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Today I Love The Rejuvenating Water


Picture of me taken through water
In the healing waters …

Today I love the rejuvenating water and the way it makes me feel better than I did when I am in it, or on it. I love that down through history we have constantly gone through times when we touted the benefits of bathing and I am prepared to take my place among the proponents of the practice and tell you to get yourself into the water, it is good for your soul and your body. I love how easy it is for me to resign myself to the coolness of water that is 70 degrees and just throw myself into that water with a mixture of joy & abandonment along with that resignation. I love that we have named the buoys that mark the sides of the boat dredge and that our guests yesterday approved of that and Bob and Wavey were big hits among the children who swam here. I love that I was among the children who abandoned themselves to the day of play yesterday and that I intend to continue without them today, I’ve completed the morning’s chores, and the afternoon will begin with a plunge into the bay before its chore list is started on. I love having the bay right here when there are things to do, because when a break comes up and the water is this close there is usually enough time to do more than just think about dropping my tired, aching body into the bay for a recharge.

Today I love that we ordered the flooring for the house renovation and we also got some tile samples to help us decide what to try for a backsplash. I love that we are still making things up as we go along, but the making things up part has gotten down to the making things fit part and we are finding that we are good at that. I love that I am to the point where I really want to see this thing finished and though my health is holding me back I’m pretty certain that I will soon be doing bits and pieces of work to just keep moving things forward instead of waiting until I have time to do whole tasks.

Today I love egg salad sandwiches, that’s lunch. I love that the cottage is getting a clean up this weekend and we’re doing a lot of that today, though someone has already done a huge bunch of it over the last two days and done it very well so she should be pleased with her endeavors. I love that we’ve gotten a few things lately that were meant to make cottage time better and easier and safer and they are working well.

Today I love drinking coffee and thinking about how good it is to be able to throw myself into the healing waters of Colpoys Bay, a part of Georgian Bay which is a part of Lake Huron-Michigan which is a part of the Great Lakes which flow into the Atlantic Ocean by way of the St. Lawrence Seaway, which means I am throwing myself off the shore into the waters of the world.

Today I Love The Rejuvenating Water


Kelly Babcock

I was born in the city of Toronto in 1959, but moved when I was in my fourth year of life. I was raised and educated in a rural setting, growing up in a manner I like to refer to as free range. I live on the traditional lands of the Chippewas of Nawash in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or 7 generations and my First Nations friend's families go back hundreds of generations. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 50 and have been both struggling with the new reality and using my discoveries to make my life better. I am a freelance writer and I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about living with ADHD and one that is a daily positive affirmation that acts as an example of finding the good in as much of my life as I possibly can.

Find out more about me on my website: writeofway.

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Babcock, K. (2020). Today I Love The Rejuvenating Water. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 28, 2020, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/today-i-love/2020/08/today-i-love-the-rejuvenating-water/

 

Last updated: 10 Aug 2020
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